National Geographic Explorer William Saturno is an anthropologist and archaeologist who specializes in early civilizations. He has conducted extensive research in Mesoamerica, unearthing the oldest intact Maya mural yet found. He has also been exploring the cities and ruins of Europe—from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia—since childhood. Bill is an expert at narrating the tales of adventurers, artists, commoners, and kings to bring the past vividly to life. He has taught extensively on how Europe’s modern nations continue to build upon their varied classical, medieval, and Renaissance foundations.